Twenty-one Indian nationals were on the first French evacuation flight from Kabul, Emmanuel Lenain, France’s ambassador to India, said Wednesday.
Lenain said Elite Gurkhas ensured the safety of this evacuation flight.
“The first French evacuation flight from Kabul yesterday involved 21 Indian nationals: the elite Gurkhas who ensured the security of the French embassy,” Lenain said in a tweet.
France and India are actively working together to tackle the crisis in Afghanistan, Lenain added.
“As discussed in a call between European and Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian and India’s Foreign Minister S Jaishankar, France is actively coordinating with India on Afghanistan, especially at the UN Security Council,” the ambassador said in a series. tweet.
In a recent development, the Joe Biden administration has frozen about $9.5 billion in Afghan reserves to keep cash away from the Taliban after taking over the country, The Washington Post reported.
The Taliban have celebrated their “supposed” victory with videos posted on social media showing many alleged Taliban frolicking in an amusement park in Herat, enjoying bumper car rides and a merry-go-round.
Viral videos quoted by the New York Post show the alleged Taliban at an entertainment site in the city of Herat, which the Islamist group captured Thursday as it overtook Afghanistan after a US withdrawal, according to reports.
Meanwhile, Taliban leaders are discussing future government plans in Doha and are in contact with the international community and intra-Afghan parties to form the government in Afghanistan.
The world is closely watching the unfolding situation in Afghanistan as the countries make efforts to evacuate their citizens from Afghanistan in an effort to secure their people.